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The restaurant is real. It’s existence was never in question. It’s located in Staten Island, and people eat there every day. But sometimes you stumble across (or in the case are sent) a video that you have to assume is fake. A parody. An intentionally ridiculous fabrication. Except no. This commercial for Troy restaurant is…

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My wife made me aware of the inexplicable existence of YouTube videos that feature the removal of toys from their packaging. That’s it. Someone purchases a Transformer or a Barbie Doll or a SpongeBob Squarepants action figure and opens the toy on camera. And millions of people watch.   I can’t imagine who the audience is…

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The website of the Civil Rights Movement Veterans, which collects materials related to civil rights, posts samples of actual literacy tests used in the South  during the 1950s and 1960s. These tests were designed to prevent African Americans from voting in local elections. They were purposely difficult and confusing, and many times, the questions were…

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We are launching a new advanced storytelling workshop next week, and there are still spots available for those of you who are interested. Details below.______________________________ Our storytelling workshop focuses on the storyteller’s actual performance. You are not required to attend a beginner’s workshop, but please know that much of our direct storytelling instruction takes place…

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